Spring 2024: Executive Vice President’s Letter


Welcome to our Shadowbase Spring 2024 Newsletter!

Paul J. Holenstein

Paul J. Holenstein, EVP and Chief Technologist

Gravic, Inc. is Celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2024 — What a Milestone!

Gravic, Inc. 45th Anniversary LogoJust like Tandem has a birthday coming up for its 50th, so does Gravic! But ours is *only* our 45th!

My brother Bruce and I formed our first company, Compucon Services Corp., soon after Tandem started, and we are now celebrating our 45th year working in the HPE NonStop world! In 2001, we renamed our company “Gravic,” based on the word “gravity.” Gravic means “attraction to the core,” representing our core purpose of Improving Society Through Innovation®.

Our Customers and Partners are of Utmost Importance to Us!

As we reflect on our past, present, and future, we want to thank you all for joining us on the incredible journey over these past 45 years.

We look forward to many more years together and to continuing to provide the quality solutions that you have come to expect.

Contact us at any time to let us know how we are doing and what we can do to assist you with your business challenges.


Gravic is also Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership with HPE!

HPE Shadowbase is HPE’s Strategic Go-forward Data Replication Solution

  • In 2009, we won HP’s Outstanding Partner Award.
  • In 2011, we were named HP’s Enterprise Partner of the Year.
  • In 2019, we were honored to receive the HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year Award, due to global acceleration of HPE Shadowbase sales.
  • In 2024, we celebrate our 10th year as an HPE Pricebook Partner.

If you are already a member of the HPE Shadowbase user family, we want to thank you for your trust in us!  If not, we hope that this will be the year that you join our ranks and allow us to serve you like we have for hundreds of other NonStop customers. We truly appreciate your faith in our products.

HPE Shadowbase Data Integration and Application Integration

Focus on Shadowbase Product Management

The Importance of HPE Shadowbase Data Transformation

Learn more how HPE Shadowbase Data Integration and Application Integration software provides a data distribution backbone, enabling the real-time distribution of events and data between heterogeneous systems and applications, from wherever they are created, to wherever they are needed.  Allow us to help you build out event-driven-architectures (EDAs). Integrate your NonStop into the rest of your enterprise now with our flexible solutions.

A key component of sharing data across the enterprise to build additional value-add services is Shadowbase’s extensive capabilities for data transformation. Being able to convert your data into whatever format and schema is needed, easily and safely, makes integrating the environments simpler and provides faster release cycles. Learn more about these capabilities via our Data and Application Integration section, as well as our SQL-like data transformation scripting language, SBMAP.

HPE Shadowbase High Availability-Interconnected World

Shadowbase Business Development 

New HPE Shadowbase High Availability Solutions for HPE NonStop

NonStop customers continue to require increasing levels of data availability, data integrity, and data security.  To meet their mission critical requirements, we are developing new, innovative  solutions in:

  • Preparing your defense ahead of time, and then recovering your application environment quickly after a Ransomware attack: HPE Shadowbase Data Recovery is an essential component of a NonStop Digital Resilience strategy
  • Ensure no transaction data is ever lost: HPE Shadowbase Zero Data Loss (ZDL) uses synchronous replication to prevent any data loss even when catastrophic disaster takes out your production environments.
  • Find and repair data discrepancies across databases: HPE Shadowbase Compare enables both homogeneous database comparisons (e.g., for a business continuity environment), as well as heterogeneous database comparisons and detection/resolution of discrepancies (e.g., for a data warehouse feed).
  • Provide Data Resilience for mission critical environments: HPE Shadowbase solutions support four key pillars of Data Resilience: 1) Data Replication for Business Continuity, 2) Data Integration and Application Integration, 3) Data Validation, and 4) Data Recovery for Cybersecurity

Paul Holenstein of Gravic presenting on Digital Resilience at NYTUG 2024

Enjoying presenting on Digital Resilience at NYTUG 2024

Shadowbase Market Update 

Key Trends and Insights

From our observations, the latest customer concerns include PCI DSS 4.0 advances, Digital Resilience initiatives, and the growing interest in HPE NonStop Data Integration with the cloud (including public cloud data integration and virtualized NonStop cloud environments).

We attended seven incredible tradeshows this spring, where we shared our presentation, HPE Shadowbase Solutions: Maximize NonStop Digital Resilience with Data Replication, Integration, and Validation.

Gravic Featured in Cover Story and Podcast in The Connection March/April Issue: Gravic and HPE Shadowbase Software – Our Humble Roots

Gravic Published an Article in The Connection May/June Issue: Gravic, Inc. Celebrates its 45th Anniversary – Then vs. Now 

Shadowbase ITL & Deployment News 

Several Major HPE Shadowbase Deployments with Different Products and Features:

We completed a Zero Downtime Migration for a U.S.-based credit union and are set to make some additional enhancements. If you plan to go to this year’s HPE NonStop TBC, be sure to attend the customer session presenting this project. We recently finished projects for a major U.K. bank, prominent U.S. pharmaceutical chain, large U.S. credit card company, a European petroleum company, and a European railway company.

You know what they say, “Can’t stop, won’t stop, NonStop!”  Read how Drew Bauernschmidt, a key member of the ITL Team, has been working “nonstop” through various new customer projects while traveling to various HPE shows and events.

HPE green computersShadowbase Development News 

We are pleased to remind you of our two latest General Availability releases, packed full of a whole host of new functionality, enhancements, and problem fixes:

  • HPE NonStop Shadowbase Version 6.801 for both J and L-series systems
  • HPE Shadowbase Version 6.800 for Other Servers for Windows/SQL Server
  • Version 6.810 for Other Servers Platforms coming soon, in-plan features include expanded statistics, improved, monitoring capabilities, and even faster cloud integration data movement
  • Version 7.000 for NonStop Platformsalso coming soon, this is an extensive release with a large number of new features in-plan. 
    • One key item is the first release of the Shadowbase Zero Data Loss synchronous replication engine. 
      • This feature alone is a game-changer for companies that need to preserve all of their application data, regardless of the type of catastrophic failures that can befall them. 
      • Don’t miss out on these key and differentiating innovations. 
      • Be the software hero in your company and investigate further.

Be sure to check out Jonathan Ziegler’s newsletter section for all the new features.

Note, for complete details, our Softdocs can be found at: ShadowbaseSoftware.com/Releases/. Please Contact Us for more details on our upcoming releases of HPE Shadowbase, and stay tuned for the upcoming release dates!

digital libraryShadowbase Delivery News

Where do I Find Technical Documentation for Shadowbase Software?

We review where you can find the two different types: Manuals (the sets of documents that encompass all Shadowbase software) and Softdocs (the sets of documents that are specifically released for each new version). For manuals, we rely on HPE to publish and host them on its globally-available website.

However, the HPE website does not contain Shadowbase Softdocs; instead, we have two links on the Shadowbase website:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise globally sells and supports Shadowbase solutions under the name HPE Shadowbase silver partner logo

For more information, please contact your local HPE account representative or visit our website. Also, please view our latest Shadowbase product solution videos: Vimeo.com/ShadowbaseSoftware.

For Shadowbase support, HPE Shadowbase customers should contact the GNSC; otherwise, please use your normal support contact information supplied in your customer agreement.

Please Contact Us for all other inquiries.

Thank you for your continued interest in HPE Shadowbase software.

We look forward to continued success in 2024 and providing you with announcements of even more exciting features in our next newsletter — until then, thank you for your continued interest in HPE Shadowbase software, and always feel free to reach out to me and the Shadowbase Team to discuss whatever is on your mind.

Paul J. Holenstein

With kind regards,

Paul J. Holenstein
Executive Vice President
Gravic, Inc.

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